Investing in Black-owned businesses, incorporating job training into schools and establishing trauma-informed services: Those were just some of the solutions community members proposed to serve squeegee workers in Baltimore. At least 100 community members gathered Tuesday night at New Shiloh Baptist Church, hoping to find new ways to tackle a decades-old problem. The community conversation was hosted by the Squeegee Collaborative, launched by Mayor Brandon Scott on July 14. The Squeegee Collaborative is a “cross-section of young people who squeegee, business, community, nonprofit and government stakeholders that will work together to reimagine the city’s comprehensive squeegee strategy,” according to the collaborative’s website.
‘They dying out here’: Baltimore community members meet to discuss alternatives for squeegee workers, long-term solutions
September 14, 2022